5 October 2008

posted by benjy edwards

The Kolsch style ale we brewed last week has been in primary for 8 days and a gravity sample showed that it was ready to rack to secondary.  One fermenter has reached 1.014, the other 1.015.  The ale is still very cloudy, so this yeast definitely does not want to flocculate.  Each primary was racked to a five-gallon carboy, and I saved the leftover yeast in a couple of sanitized growlers.  There wasn’t enough leftover wort to fill a growler.

We are now cooling this ale down to as close to freezing as possible, where it needs to lager for a month.  It should have cleared up by then, at which time we will keg it and force-carbonate it for serving.

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